A native of Israel, drummer Doron Tirosh switched from classical piano to drums at the age of 13. Doron grew up in a fertile jazz environment, playing and studying with Israel’s top jazz musicians. From 2005-2007, while Doron was studying at City College of New-York, he began to play gigs in the city. He went back to Israel to study classical composition for 4 years at Tel-Aviv University while continuing to play drums and perform. Doron moved back to settle in New-York in 2015, and has been performing in jazz venues around the city and occasionally in Europe ever since. “Simply Because It’s Winter” is Doron’s debute album as a leader.
Many listeners eye even the gentlest-spirited drummer with suspicion, and they have reason. Drummers HIT
things while the band is playing. But Doron is no musical bully-boy. His melodic lyricism is the equal of
heroes Michael and Neal. If you want a gorgeous example of lyrical democracy in action, savor WRITTEN IN
Doron has a light touch — metaphorically as well as sonically. He varies the sounds he gets from his kit with a
deep intuitive intelligence, and he swings irresistibly: hear his solo introductions to PLENTY and W.B. Like my
percussive deities Jo Jones and Sidney Catlett, Doron dances in our heads. His playing is crisp but never
mechanical, delicate but never timid. And his originals come from the same place: they are blossoming
interludes, not just chord changes tied up with twine. In 2018, beauty is not always easy to find, but Doron,
Michael, and Neal show us what it is, can be, and will continue to be.